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Week Three Clip One for the Summer of #JusticeandRacialHealing

Posted by World Trust Team on July 7, 2015

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Watch this clip, ask yourself the questions we offer, share this with your community and have a conversation that may lead to meaningful connection and change:


 

 

• Name some examples that you have noticed where people are treated differently based upon race?

• Name an example where you see bias impacting the interpretation or creation of law and policy?

 

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Topics: White Privilege, Talk about Race, Engaging White People in Racial Equity

Week Four Clip Three for the Summer of #JusticeandRacialHealing

Posted by World Trust Team on July 2, 2015

Watch this clip, ask yourself the questions we offer, share this with your community and have a conversation that may lead to meaningful connection and change:


 

  · How does the use of privilege to interrupt bias change assumptions?

· What impact can using privilege to interrupt habits and cycles have on policies and procedures?

 



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Topics: System of Inequity, White Privilege, Talk about Race, Engaging White People in Racial Equity, Summer of #JusticeandRacialHealing

Week Five Clip One for the Summer of #JusticeandRacialHealing

Posted by World Trust Team on July 1, 2015

Watch this clip, ask yourself the questions we offer, share this with your community and have a conversation that may lead to meaningful connection and change:


 

· What is the cost to both the Latino woman and the Asian woman in this clip?

· How does the supremacy of white culture cross racial boundaries in this story?

 

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Topics: System of Inequity, White Privilege, Talk about Race, Engaging White People in Racial Equity, Summer of #JusticeandRacialHealing

Neighbors Combat Racial Profiling and Build Community in Oakland, CA

Posted by Valerie Fulton on March 3, 2015
Being neighborly means more than sharing gardening tools and taking in the mail, as World Trust's Outreach Manager, Ginny Berson discovered several years ago when she and her partner moved to a new neighborhood in Oakland, California. Their efforts to address a few specific instances of racial profiling on the listserv have blossomed into unexpected opportunities for community building and transformative learning about systemic racism throughout the neighborhood.

We recently spoke with Ginny to learn more about the grass roots organization, Neighbors for Racial Justice, that has sprung out of her own personal diversity initiative.

It Began with a Simple Observation

"After we moved to this neighborhood three and a half years ago," Ginny says, "my partner noticed a disturbing pattern of posts on the listserv (an email group for residents). These were clear instances of racial profiling, things like 'There is a black man walking through the neighborhood, and we've never seen him before. Just keep an eye out.' Messages to that effect."

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Topics: Film: Cracking the Codes, Talk about Race, Responding to a Racist Incident, Diversity Initiative, Community Building, Oakland, Engaging White People in Racial Equity

Being White is Okay. Ignoring Racism is Not Okay.

Posted by Lisa Abbott on December 2, 2014

The Reindeer Analogy
As we approach the Christmas season in the USA, this meme has been showing up in our social media feeds:

Being an atheist is okay.

Being an atheist and shaming religions and spirituality as silly and not real is not okay.

Being a Christian is okay.

Being homophobic, misogynistic, racist ... in the name of Christianity is not okay.

Being a reindeer is okay.

Bullying and excluding another reindeer because he has a shiny red nose is not okay.

A pattern that shuts down communication.
These words poke fun at the way people can feel personally attacked when, in fact, it is their behavior that is being critiqued.  All kidding aside, this defense mechanism is a problem.  If you believe that someone is disrespecting your character or identity, you may feel you have carte blanche to disengage and disregard that person. This shuts down conversation and critical thinking. It deepen

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Topics: Film: Cracking the Codes, Diversity Workshops, System of Inequity, White Privilege, Talk about Race, Engaging White People in Racial Equity